The boys basketball team won the MHSAA 2018 state title with a 64-54 win over Buckley. The Eagles got a huge day from Junior Harlond Beverly who had 23 points, 8 steals, 7 rebounds, 6 blocks and 4 assists. Junior Caleb Hunter had 13 points and Senior Bryce Washington had 12 points and 9 rebounds.
Washington capped a tremendous career setting school records for points in a season with 573 and points for a career with 1,685. He also finished his career 2nd All Time in rebounding. Washington averaged 21.2 points a game while landing for the 2nd straight year on the AP’s 1st All State Team. He also earned his 2nd MIAC Conference MVP award while earning All-Conference honors for the 4th time and his 3rd time on the 1st team. Washington currently plays for the University of Pennsylvania.
Junior Harlond Beverly was named the Class “D” Player of the Year by the Associated Press. He was the 2nd Eagle to win the award joining Washington who took home the honor in 2017. He averaged 16.1 points a game while pulling down 6.5 boards and dishing out 5.5 assists a game. Beverly was also named a 1st Team All MIAC Conference for the 2nd straight year. Beverly currently plays for the University of Miami.
Hunter earned All-State honors for the 1st time while averaging 13.7 points a game. He closed out his junior year sitting at 795 career points and he ranks in the top 3 all time in Eagle’s history in career steals and 3 pointers made. Hunter also earned his 2nd straight 1st team All MIAC Conference selection. Hunter currently plays for Mississippi Valley State University.
The 2017-2018 Southfield Christian Boys Basketball team finished the season 23-4 on their way to the school’s 4th boys basketball title joining the state title teams in 2012, 2013 & 2014. The program went 160-24 from 2011-2018 winning 7 MIAC conference titles, 7 MHSAA district titles and 5 MHSAA regional titles to go with 4 MHSAA state titles. This title is the school’s 8th state championship in school history having also earned state titles in girls cross country (1989 & 1991), boys soccer (2001) and girls track & field (2017).
The 2017-2018 Boys Basketball Team: Rahmon Scruggs, Harlond Beverly, Jared Taylor, Da’Jion Humphrey, Noah Rheker, Jon Sanders, Caleb Hunter, Greg Hines, Richard Perry, Elijah Hicks, Jacob Fergan, Bryce Washington, Zach Johnson, Carter Adams, Will Harahan, Coach Josh Baker, Coach Clennie Brundidge, Coach John White, Coach Dave Hart, Trainer Tim Fracassi and Manager Micah Slater.
Pictures courtesy of H. Fracassi